Yes, I love the irresistible cake, too. My pastry obsession began with the cake. A baked cake has many uses, as cakes are the foundation for a variety of desserts. You can ice a cake with just about anything, from fondant to marzipan. Whipped cream to buttercream, even ganache.
You have the wide variety of fillings you can put into a cake. The cake is as important to the baker as the canvas is to an artist. Dessert creation begins with the cake.
Round Cake Pans
The cake pan mostly used in nearly every kitchen is the classic round cake pan. We see it all the time with the birthday cake and other celebratory cakes. The most popular stacking of the layers of round cake is found in the wedding cake. This classic round shape is used to fill and layer your cakes. The round cake can also be used as the foundation for a mousse cake. Thinner layers of round cake can become a torte.
If you're into cake baking, then of course you want to make a good investment in your cake pans. Having quality bake ware is extremely important to a baker. You need your cake pans to be able to withstand the multiple uses, plus the wear and tear of the job you're going to put it through. You should want your pans to be durable enough to withstand the heat of the oven and not warp.
No one wants their cake out of shape. You need a durable cake pan that can retain its shape and also to last you for years. All of the cake pans discussed today, are made with solid aluminum construction to make sure cakes bake evenly, creating a smooth surface that's easy to decorate. Each of the round cake pans you'll find here all have high sturdy sides and rolled lips to produce beautifully straight edges.
Even Heat Conduction
Every one of these cake pans are made with aluminun. Aluminum provides uniform heat conduction, making an even, light-golden finish. These cake pans are warp and rust resistant, and durable enough for commercial-level performance.
The Best in Cake Pans
These are beautiful cake pans. Yes I said they were beautiful. They're seamless and straight sided, giving you perfect layers every time.
I've only discovered the Fat Daddio's line just over 10 years ago, and every one of my pans are still in excellent condition years later. Fat Daddio's is my first pick simply because it is the best product of the four that I am listing today.
The first thing you notice right away is that this pan is heavy and strong. These cake pans will have no problem hanging around for a long time in your bakeshop. There will be no warping, rusting, chipping, flaking or peeling with these cake pans. There were made to last.
Made with anodized aluminum to ensure that your cakes bake evenly, giving you a nice rise, and allows your cake to cool quickly. Fat Daddio’s anodized aluminum bakeware reaches baking temperatures faster and cools quicker.. Seamless, even-wall construction, produces consistent heating. No extra metal means quicker cooling times so your baking actually stops baking.
Get a Complete Set!
ThisFat Daddio's Tier Set is the ultimate cake baking investment. It includes the four most used cake pan sizes, the 6", 8", 10" and 12" round. These pans come 2" deep and 3" deep. Your pick. The features in this set are the same as the features found with the adonized aluminum cake pans.
With this set, you can make any size cake you want. Or bake all of the sizes for your tiered cake. If you're into making wedding cakes, this 4 tier set is all you need to build that wedding cake masterpiece. Be aware, there is only one pan per size in this set. Therefore you should order more than one set.
Chicago Metallic is another brand of heavy duty baking pans. Made of heavy-weight aluminized steel. These cake pans are known for their for superior heat conduction and even baking. Durable enough to for use in the professional bakeshop. The premium and durable Commercial II line is built to endure a lifetime of daily baking, with no warping involved.
They are dual coated, diamond-quality non-stick options for the ultimate professional baking experience at home. Whether you prefer your cakes to be delicate rounds or modern squares, these straight-sided pans will ensure professional results for you.
You can choose traditional non-coated pans, or make switching from pan to cake plate a breeze with their non-stick coatings. Whichever coating you choose, the heavyweight aluminized steel ensures superior heat conduction and even baking time and time again.
he Magic Line Bakewear is a professional quality line of cake pans. I like to say this brand is a step up from the Wilton brand of cake pans. But, not as durable as the Fat Daddio's and the Chicago Metallic line of baking pans. These pans performs well and bakes easily due to their excellent heat conduction. Your cakes will come out light in color and texture.
Wilton's Line of Cake Pans
I bought my very first cake pans from the Wilton product line. The Wilton cake pans are thick, durable and made of pure aluminum. Helping to provide you with consistent results in your baking.
Each of these three cake pan sets not only sell at a good price, each are durable enough to last you a few years of baking with them. Especially, if you're doing a lot of baking. These cake pans will serve you well.
The Wilton Perfect Performance Pans
This Wilton Perfect Performance cake pans are thick durable construction made from pure aluminum. These Perfect Performance pans will bake your cakes evenly for you. The even-heating aluminum will bake your cakes with a light golden brown surface, perfect for stacking layers for decorating.
The construction of these cake pans comes with straight edges around the top. These pans are not dishwasher safe, so you'll need to wash them by hand. They are very easy to wash with a soapy sponge. Now, these pans will not warp on you. With normal use, they will last you. But, be careful with any banging and bumping of this pan, because it can dent on you. Just take care of them.
This set includes three cake pans, an 8" round, a 6" round, and a 4" round. These sizes are what I like most about this set. It allows you to make a three tiered cake, but on a much smaller scale. If you're interested in making multiple tiered cakes, baking and stacking a classic tiered cake is so very easy with this cake pan set.
The cake pans in this set are 2" deep and can be filled with only one box of the average cake mix you buy in the grocery store.
But, if you're making your own cake batter from scratch, this complete set will hold 7 cups of cake batter. These pans are not dishwasher safe. Wash in warm, soapy water before first and after each use.
The Wilton Decorator Preferred
The Grandest of Them All
This Wilton Decorator Preferred Aluminum 4-Piece cake pan set is a perfect addition to your baking supplies. Especially for baking wedding cakes. This set includes three different cake pan sizes, plus a heating core.
This complete cake pan set is made for up to three tiers of cake. The bottom tier is a 14" round cake, the next tier is the 10" round cake, followed by the 6" round top tier.
Each cake pan is 3" deep, which is a really good feature to me. With a 3"deep cake pan , you can slice your cake layer into three 1" layers and create a torte.
The pans have straight sides and will give your cakes sharp edges. This is not a non-stick pan, so you'll need to grease and flour your pans. Doing so will allow you cakes to release with no problems.
The Best Cake Pans You Can Buy
Now that you have your cake pans...
... you need to go ahead and make a cake.
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